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The NHS Bursary Scheme Twelfth edition

For academic years that begin on or after 1 September 2011 and before 1 September 2012

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    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    12 August 2011
  • Publication format:
    Electronic only
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The twelfth edition of the NHS Bursary Scheme outlines the support arrangements for the academic years starting on or after 1 September 2011 and before 1 September 2012. This supersedes the eleventh edition of the NHS Bursary Scheme. This document is not distributed in hard copy


Students and prospective students should not rely on the current NHS Bursary rules and allowances when planning for subsequent academic years, these may be subject to review in the future and as a result may be liable to change. Further information about the NHS bursary will be posted on the NHS Student Bursaries website as and when it is made available. Students are advised to check the website on a regular basis. The Department of Health and NHS Student Bursaries will accept no responsibility for loss of any type however suffered by students who have relied on current rules and allowances in altering their circumstances (including but not limited to financial circumstances) whether for the current academic year, academic year to begin or indeed for subsequent academic years.

Equality Statement 2011

The NHS Bursary Scheme has been around since the early 1990s and is usually updated annually to take into account changes to policy. The Department of Health has worked with its key partners to undertake a review of the NHS Bursary Scheme. A number of options for the future of NHS student support were developed and assessed against a number of criteria one of which was equality. The Department of Health ran a public consultation on the options to seek the views of others with an interest, including people who were currently considering entering healthcare training. Respondents were asked to consider how far the options met a number of equality aims. An Equality Screening document was published alongside the consultation. The outcome of the consultation is reported in Supporting our future workforce: consultation report.

You can find the report of the consultation, an impact assessment and an equalities impact assessment at the link below.

You can find further information on the outcome of the review at the link below:

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